The neutrality of governments towards the blockade is a violation of the rights of victims.
We call on the United Kingdom to stand with victims who are suffering the impacts of the arbitrary measures.
It is not permissible to prolong the suffering of those affected by the failure of the political solution.
The top priority at present is to stop the humanitarian suffering of those affected by the blockade.
Human rights should not be involved in any negotiations or a political path to resolve the crisis.
Britain, recognized for its impartiality and human rights, can take decisive steps to redress victims.
The countries of the blockade are practicing intellectual terrorism and arbitrary arrests of their people, to prevent them from sympathizing with Qatar.
We call on the government of Qatar not to engage in any dialogue before lifting the arbitrary measures and the redress of the victims.
Dr. Ali bin Smaikh Al-Marri, president of the National Human Rights Committee in Qatar, stressed the need for immediate action to end the blockade imposed on Qatar, stressing that The neutrality of governments towards the blockade is a violation of the rights of victims, in particular after the issuance of the official UN report condemning the arbitrary and discriminatory actions of countries involved in one of the worst humanitarian tragedies faced by citizens and residents of Qatar and the citizens of the countries of the blockade.
This came during the NHRC 4th European tour concluded in London where Al Marri met with Mr. Alistair Burt, Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa Affairs, and Mr. Ahmad of Wimbledon, Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the UN at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. The president of the NHRC met with the Ministers of the British Government, in which he handed over an official copy of the report of the OHCHR technical mission issued after their field visit to the State of Qatar last November in which they met more than 40 victims of the blockade, and 20 governmental and non-governmental organizations in the State of Qatar. Al Marri highlighted the State of Qatar’s response to all international human rights organizations and called on them to visit Doha to meet with those directly affected by the blockade, while the countries of the blockade continue to close their doors to the world and prevent the international monitoring bodies and human rights organizations from investigating the serious impacts of the blockade imposed on Qatar. Al Marri praised the efforts of the technical mission, calling on the British government to support the efforts of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, activate the recommendations of the technical mission and work to end the worsening humanitarian crisis; Al Marri also praised the efforts of the delegation of British parliamentarians who visited Doha and issued a comprehensive report on their observations of the effects of the blockade and their foundations, after interviewing a number of those directly affected.
During his meeting at the British Foreign Office, Dr. Al-Marri highlighted the British government’s legal and moral responsibility, while calling on standing with the victims of arbitrary measures and to treat them as being affected by political disputes. During his meeting with the Minister of State for Middle East and North Africa and the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs, and the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Al Marri highlighted the suffering of citizens and residents of Qatar and the three Gulf States (Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain).
In response to the questions of the two ministers, Dr. Al Marri stressed that “the countries of the blockade, contrary to the propagation of their media, continue to undermine the stability and unity of the social fabric of the Gulf because of its arbitrary measures that caused the dispersion of families, Especially after Saudi Arabia’s final closure of the only land link between Qatar and the world, as well as the broadcast of hate speech and the incitement documented in the report of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The president of the National Human Rights Committee told British government officials that ” It is not permissible to prolong the suffering of those affected by the failure of the political solution,” stressing that ” The top priority at present is to stop the humanitarian suffering of those affected by the blockade.”
In this context, Al Marri reiterated his “call on the Government of Qatar not to enter into any dialogue before lifting arbitrary measures and redressing those affected”. “What concerns us in the National Human Rights Commission is the persistence of the countries of the blockade in their arbitrary and discriminatory approaches, and the absence of any intention to lift the injustice and redress of the victims,” Al Marri said. “All international calls and condemnations of their reprisals are disregarded.” “We appreciate the positions of many countries that have expressed their hope that the GCC will remain united, but how can this be achieved,” said Dr. Ali Bin Smaikh. “The countries of the blockade are continuing to tear apart the social fabric of the peoples of the region, just to prevent any sympathy with the State of Qatar and its people.”
“The arbitrary approach of the countries of the blockade is not only a threat to the security and stability of the Gulf States, but also represents a real threat to the collective security system and to the unity of international cooperation in light of the threats facing the world and the exacerbation of crises in an area saturated with enough tension”.